Melbourne is getting an open air cinema in a historic prison site this Summer

Pentridge Open-Air Cinema

This summer, Melbourne’s historic Pentridge prison site will become home to the Pentridge Open-Air Cinema, letting Melbournians appreciate the wonders of the big screen once again.

Launching from 26 December 2020 until 28 March 2021, the Pentridge Open-Air Cinema will be a luxurious extension to the current Pentridge Cinema run by Palace Cinemas, making for a Covid-safe, outdoor cinema and dining experience like no other.

More than 55 films are on the program, including hand-picked retro films, cult classics and long-awaited blockbuster releases and family favourites such as The Shawshank Redemption, Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace, Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense and Lost in Translation.

While BYO food and picnic is allowed, beverages will be taken care of by the Palace Pop-up Bar, which will also offer popcorn and snacks.

Aperols and more Aperols

Set in the grass courtyard of the Pentridge urban village, every Saturday and Sunday from 6pm to 7:30pm will be host to exclusive Aperol Sundown Sessions. The package includes Aperol Spritz, a meal from Melbourne’s best providers, dessert, live music and of course, the film screening. Spaces for these sit-down sessions will be strictly limited to 20, making for a charming date night or girls night.

Adapting to the new normal, Pentridge Open-Air Cinema will be a key part of regenerating what has been a tough year for film and cinema, and is sure to set the scene for some lasting memories under the stars.
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Find more information about Pentridge Open-Air Cinema and book tickets HERE

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